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Fixing the fixable under Trump

Fixing the fixable under Trump

Every time President Trump talks about blacks in America, it sounds something like this:

"You go to some of these inner city places and it's so sad when you look at the crime. You know, people — and I've seen this and I've sort of witnessed it; in fact, in two cases I have actually witnessed it — they lock themselves into apartments, petrified to even leave in the middle of the day. They're living in hell. We can't let that happen."

That is what he said last week during a 77-minute joust with journalists on a wide range of issues. That view of life for the overwhelming majority of blacks in this country reveals just one more area in which his grasp of facts is...